Student Council - visit to Reigate & Banstead Council
On the morning of Tuesday 21st November, eleven members of the Beacon School’s Student Council visited Reigate and Banstead Town Hall to take part in a ‘Question Time’ style activity, hosted by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen. The famous newsreader also reminded us that he went to The Beacon School as a boy! Three other schools attended: St.Bede’s, The Warwick and Reigate School. The panel included representatives from local businesses, charities and hospitals. After a welcome from the Mayor, the discussions got underway.
The event, which is part of Local Democracy Week, allowed our students to express their views and engage in discussions about real local and national debates. Students sat in the Council Chambers and raised questions about a variety of important issues, such as mental health, Brexit, the cost of going to university and apprenticeship options. At the end, students were able to vote for who they thought was the best panellist. Elsie and James in year 7 said it was really interesting to hear people's opinions about the issues discussed.
The Student Council team were fantastic ambassadors for the school and we were very proud of their mature attitude and exemplary behaviour.